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UN urges South Sudan to punish miscreants in Jonglei region

ANKARA The UN on Monday called on South Sudan to hold those military and political figures accountable who are supporting community-based militias in the Greater Jonglei region, leaving hundreds of...

South Africa: 4 policemen arrested for bystander's death

JOHANNESBURG Four police officers were arrested in Johannesburg on Monday in connection with the death of a man who was shot by police during a student protest last week. The Independent...

Ethiopia: Election campaign in full swing

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The election campaign in Ethiopia for the June 5 parliamentary and regional councils polls is in full swing, as vehicles carrying loudspeakers hit the roads in the...

Libya’s new unity gov’t sworn in by parliament

TRIPOLI, Libya  Libya’s new unity government headed by Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh was sworn in on Monday before the Libyan parliament in Tobruk city in eastern Libya. Speaking to Anadolu...

Kenyan child prodigy with heart at right place

NAIROBI, Kenya Kenyan child prodigy Sheila Sheldone Charles, 12, who recently bagged the 2021 Nina Simone Artistic Excellence Honoree for a young, gifted, and black entrepreneur advises all children to...

Team clears area in Libya of explosive remnants of war

By Said Ibicioglu TRIPOLI, Libya The 5+5 Joint Military Committee in Libya announced Sunday that three tons of explosive remnants of war had been destroyed in part of the country. The munitions...

Somalia: Gov't says 2.5M people need humanitarian aid

MOGADISHU, Somalia More than 2.5 million people in Somalia are in need of humanitarian assistance due to natural disasters, conflict, and the coronavirus pandemic, a top official said on Sunday. “Water...

Libya PM says optimistic about relations with Egypt

TRIPOLI, Libya Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh said Sunday he is optimistic about his country's future relations with neighboring Egypt. On Saturday, Dbeibeh received a phone call from Egyptian President...

Airstrikes target Libya’s southern city of Ubari

TRIPOLI, Libya Four airstrikes have targeted the southern Libyan city of Ubari early Sunday, according to a local official. The attacks targeted various points close to the city center, said the...

Nigeria: 19 killed in Boko Haram terror attack

By Adam Abu-bashal ABUJA, Nigeria Nineteen people were killed in the attack by the Boko Haram terror organization in the northeastern state of Borno in Nigeria, according to media reports on...

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Turkey strongly condemns Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday strongly condemned Israel’s ongoing air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have killed dozens of civilians, including children, in the besieged...

Turkey reiterates call on Israel to end attacks on Palestinians

ANKARA Turkey on Monday reiterated its call on Israel to end its violent attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem amid recent Israeli police attacks on...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 10, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world. Coronavirus...

Turkey reports just over 15,000 daily cases

ANKARA The downward trend in the number of daily cases in Turkey continued on Sunday as the country reported just over 15,000 new coronavirus cases,...

Turkey’s Erdogan issues message on Europe Day

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday issued a message on the occasion of Europe Day, which "celebrates peace and unity in Europe" on...